Yves Klein Quotes.
Color is sensitivity in material form, substance in its purest form.
Every phenomenon manifests itself of its own accord. This manifestation is always distinct from form, and is the essence of the immediate, the trace of the immediate.
As I lay stretched upon the beach of Nice, I began to feel hatred for birds which flew back and forth across my blue sky, cloudless sky, because they tried to bore holes in my greatest and most beautiful work.
Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions.
Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colours are not….All colours arouse specific associative ideas, psychologically material or tangible, while blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.
The imagination is the vehicle of sensibility. Transported by the imagination, we attain life, life itself, which is absolute art.
At first there is nothing, then there is a profound nothingness, after that a blue profundity.
To feel the soul without explaining it, without vocabulary, and to represent this sensation.
I did not like the nothing, and it is thus that I met the empty, the deep empty, the depth of the blue.
For me, each nuance of a color is in some way an individual, a being who is not only from the same race as the base color, but who definitely possesses a distinct character and personal soul.
My paintings are only the ashes of my art
For me, each nuance of a color is in some way an individual, a being who is from the same race as the base color, but who definitely possesses a distinct character and personal soul.
I remain detached and distant, but it is under my eyes and my orders that the work of art must create itself. Then, when the creation starts, I stand there, present at the ceremony, immaculate, calm, relaxed… ready to welcome the work of art that is coming into existence in the tangible world.
I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figurative or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars.
Judo has helped me to understand that pictorial space is above all the product of spiritual exercises. Judo is, in fact, the discovery by the human body of a spiritual space.
Blue suggests the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.
Color is enslaved by line, that becomes writing.
It was then that I remembered the colour blue, the blue of the sky in nice that was at the origin of my career as monochromist. I started work towards the end of 1956 and in 1957 I had an exhibition in Milan which consisted entirely of what I dared to call my ‘Epoque bleue’.
Hours of preparation for something that is excecuted, with extreme precision, in a few minutes. Just as with a judo throw.